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WELCOME TO Dave's Better Auto Repair

For over 36 years, Dave's Better Auto Repair, formerly known as Dave's Auto Service and Repair, has been providing high-quality auto repair and maintenance services for both foreign and domestic vehicles in Carlsbad, CA. Since opening our doors, we've strived to be a community staple for our customers, performing automotive repairs, services, and maintenance with quality and integrity.

Although Dave's Better Auto Repair is now under new management, the same, experienced automotive team is here to provide the very best for you and your vehicle.  The entire staff at our auto repair shop is ASE Certified, and ready to handle any repair, service, or maintenance project that comes their way. Our technicians are not only skillful and experienced professionals, but they also care about the comfort and satisfaction of our customers.

We are an honest, full-service repair facility here to serve the Carlsbad community, so you can rest assured that when you come to us, there won't be any hard sales of unnecessary services. Our approach at Dave's Better Auto Repair during all our years in business has been to take care of the necessary repairs that will fit into your budget.

Dave's Better Auto Repair understands the importance of our environment, and going green for a better future is a top priority.  We take pride in using biodegradable cleaners and doing all we can to preserve the natural beauty of our planet while keeping you and your vehicle on the move.

While waiting for your vehicle, spend some time in our spacious and comfortable waiting area.  Enjoy our various amenities, including our comfortable chairs, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, coffee, and water.  We also offer complimentary local shuttle service and discounted rental cars to our customers.  All of our repairs and services are backed by a 1-year/12,000 mile warranty on parts and labor.

Call or visit Dave's Better Auto Repair today and see what makes us stand out from other Carlsbad auto repair shops!


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Clients Testimonials

Dave is great! Best place in town. They were professional, honest, fast, and reasonable. Very happy with my service.
Jordan O.


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